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Ninety Nine Failures / The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
Ninety Nine Failures / The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab, © Hayato Wakabayashi
© Hayato Wakabayashi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Teaching Staff

    Yusuke Obuchi, Toshikatsu Kiuchi, So Sugita, Hironori Yoshida, Christopher Sjorberg, Yeonsang Shin, Miguel Puig, Zhang Ye, Ana Luisa Soares, Ma Sushuang, Tong Shan, Andrea Trajkovska, Quangtuan Ta, Wei Wang, Anders Rod, Benjamin Berwick, Qiaomu Jin, Fawad Osman, Yanli Xiong, Andrea Bagniewski, Kevin Clement, Ornchuma Saraya, Minjie Xu
  • Obayashi Corporation

    Tomoo Yamamoto, Kenichi Misu, Gendai Ono, Yasuo Ichii, Keisuke Fujiwara, Shunsuke Niwa, Tatsuji Kimura, Masaru Emura, Taiki Byakuno, Takahide Okamoto
  • Structural Engineer

    Tsukasa Takenaka (AnS Studio)
  • Construction

    Multibuilder
  • Fabrication

    Yokohama Systems, TREX Corporation
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Hayato Wakabayashi, Courtesy of The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab

© Hayato Wakabayashi Courtesy of The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab © Hayato Wakabayashi Courtesy of The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab +32

Architecture Otherwhere - Durban 2014

00:00 - 23 January, 2014
Architecture Otherwhere - Durban 2014

On the twentieth anniversary of South Africa’s re-birth, the UIA Congress will celebrate the African profession as a meaningful contributor to world architecture and thought leadership in city development; as well as the continent’s contribution in the affairs and evolution of architecture globally.

Can Fogarada / Miel Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
Can Fogarada / Miel Arquitectos, Courtesy of Miel Arquitectos
Courtesy of Miel Arquitectos

Courtesy of Miel Arquitectos Courtesy of Miel Arquitectos Courtesy of Miel Arquitectos Courtesy of Miel Arquitectos +18

House in La Jolla Beach / Juan Carlos Doblado

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
House in La Jolla Beach / Juan Carlos Doblado, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +13

House in Cacela Velha / Victor Neves

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
House in Cacela Velha / Victor Neves, © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +21

La Planta / Agraz Architects SC

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
La Planta / Agraz Architects SC, © Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Ricardo Agraz
  • Collaborators

    Erick Martínez, Miguel Sánchez, Juan Antonio Jaime, Brenda Barron, Blanca Moreno, Gabriela Villarreal, Javier Gutiérrez, Gabriel Gómez, Humberto Dueñas, Marc Fernández, Fernanda Palma, Israel Picos, Javier H. Aguirre, Leticia Macias
  • Construction

    Hugo Luna Vázquez, David Miguel Zamora Bueno, Francisco Javier Peregrina Barajas
  • Art Direction

    Francisco Morales Dufour, Adrián Guerrero
  • Area

    1375.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Mito Covarrubias

© Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias +26

Souldern Road / DOS Architects

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
Souldern Road / DOS Architects, Courtesy of DOS Architects
Courtesy of DOS Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Souldern Road, London W14 0JE, UK
  • Contractor

    Pn Homes
  • Structural Engineer

    Whitby Bird
  • Lighting

    Ps Lab
  • Area

    425.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DOS Architects

Courtesy of DOS Architects Courtesy of DOS Architects Courtesy of DOS Architects Courtesy of DOS Architects +20

Herzog & de Meuron Unveils Pedestrian-Centric City Center for Lyon Confluence

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
Block A3: west public transit. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Block A3: west public transit. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

The Mayor of Lyon, France, has unveiled plans for a dense, mixed-use district planned for the Lyon Confluence. Masterplanned by Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with landscapist Michel Desvigne, the 35-hectare scheme will be the first plot developed in the second phase of a larger regeneration initiative that aims to “double the city-center” by reclaiming a massive, post-industrial site on the city’s central peninsula. Once complete, the second phase, known as “Ilot A3”, will provide more than 2,000 homes in a lush residential park and vibrant “market quarter.” 

The Architectural League Spring Events

00:00 - 22 January, 2014
The Architectural League Spring Events

The Architectural League announced their Spring 2014 calendar of events. 'First Friday' events are held at the offices of the hosting firms. It started January 10 with Toshiko Mori and future participants include COOKFOX Architects, SHoP Architects, and GLUCK+

December ABI Dips Again

00:00 - 22 January, 2014
December ABI Dips Again, December 2013 ABI. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com
December 2013 ABI. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com

Following consistently increasing demand for design services throughout most of 2013, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has posted its first consecutive months of contraction since May and June of 2012. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 48.5, down from a mark of 49.8 in November.  This score reflects a decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).  The new projects inquiry index was 59.2, up from the reading of 57.8 the previous month.

More highlights from the December ABI, after the break…

Deusjevoo / a2o-architecten

01:00 - 22 January, 2014

Architecture for Humanity NY Community Design Competition

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
Architecture for Humanity NY Community Design Competition

Architecture for Humanity New York (AfHny) is accepting submissions for construction, interior design, landscape, and other design-related projects for the AfHny Community Design Competition 2014. AfHny will select one winning project that will be judged based on its alignment with AfHny’s mission, its perceived impact on the New York community, the submitting organization’s ability to fund the project, and proof of the organization’s ability to impact New York City’s neighborhoods based on past results. The winning project will receive a design competition hosted by AfHny that will result in several schematic design solutions developed by our membership base, which represents some of the top talent in the New York City design community. At the end of the design competition process, the winning organization will select their favored schematic design. 

Fairview Townhouse / Bucchieri Architects

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
© Scott Pease
© Scott Pease

© Scott Pease © Scott Pease © Scott Pease © Scott Pease +18

TEX-FAB Skin: Digital Assemblies

00:00 - 22 January, 2014
TEX-FAB Skin: Digital Assemblies

TEX-FAB extends its reach to Austin, this year adding the University of Texas School of Architecture as a member organization. In doing so, the UT SOA is supporting the largest and most complete event to date with Michel Rojkind as our Keynote lecture with 6 speakers and 4 moderators. Moderators will delve into techniques to highlight the differences between working methods, while within the workshops, session leaders will further develop those topics as functional methods for the production of design solutions. 

Vista House / Alexander Brenner Architects

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
Vista House / Alexander Brenner Architects, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +21

In Defense of Open Source Design

00:00 - 22 January, 2014
In Defense of Open Source Design, Tatiana Bilbao's open source design for Paperhouses. Image Courtesy of Paperhouses
Tatiana Bilbao's open source design for Paperhouses. Image Courtesy of Paperhouses

The unspoken truth about housing today? Most of it is ugly - more accurately described as "developed" than "designed."

What's the difference? A housing development is bottom line-oriented; a housing design is human-centered. A housing development is made for the masses; housing design is typically envisioned for an individual client. But, at the end of the day, every house was at one point designed. In other words, development and design are merely made to oppose by developers and designers. They can be one and the same.

So how can we negotiate the difference between "development" and "design" - and effectively create better housing for the many without loss of individualism? Allow me to suggest an unlikely solution: making architecture open source.

Buenos Aires Contemporary Art Museum / Monoblock

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
Buenos Aires Contemporary Art Museum / Monoblock, © Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Marcos Amedeo, Fernando Cynowiec, Juan Granara, Adrián Russo, Alexis Schächter
  • Project Area

    7050.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Albano Garcia , Javier Agustin Rojas, Horacio Volpato, Cortesia de Monoblock

© Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Albano Garcia +39

Snowblower Shatters Panel of Apple Cube

00:00 - 22 January, 2014
Snowblower Shatters Panel of Apple Cube, Apple's 5th Avenue Store. Image via Buzzfeed. Image
Apple's 5th Avenue Store. Image via Buzzfeed. Image

The Apple Store's iconic 5th Avenue Store, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, came into unfortunate contact with a snowblower yesterday, reports Buzzfeed. The incident has left one panel of glass shattered; it's estimated that fixing it will cost about $445,000. More images, after the break...